jockey milestones

Manny Franco Bags Five Winners On Friday Belmont Park Card

Jockey Manny Franco rode five winners on Friday at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., including the first four races on Friday’s eight-race card. “Thankfully, I got on good horses today with good chances,” said Franco, who had a mount in each race on the card. “I just tried to work out good trips, ride good […]

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Irad Ortiz Jr. Bags Five Winners On Saratoga Card

Irad Ortiz, Jr. notched the first five-win day by any jockey during the summer meet at Saratoga Race Course, going 5-for-7 on his mounts on Wednesday. Ortiz, Jr. started the day in fifth in the jockey standings but quickly moved up, riding Team Win (No. 5, $9.10 on a $2 win wager) in the opening […]

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Chris Emigh Hits, 4,000-Win Milestone On Arlington’s Holiday Opener

Chris Emigh secured career win number 4,000 on Thursday at Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights, Ill., aboard Mr. Haney in the first race of the day. Emigh, who had been sitting on 3,999 wins since June 29, was scheduled to ride six of the eight races on Thursday’s Fourth of July holiday card, but […]

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Corey Lanerie Rings Up Churchill Downs Wins 999 And 1,000

Calumet Farm’s Sonneteer roared past Royal Artillery at mid-stretch and cruised to a 7 ¼-length victory in the inaugural running of the $115,600 Champions Day Marathon Overnight Stakes Presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance for 3-year-olds and up. Trained by Keith Desormeaux and ridden by Corey Lanerie, Sonneteer covered the mile and a half on a […]

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Irad Ortiz Jr. Bags Six Winners On Gulfstream Holiday Card

Hot riding Irad Ortiz Jr. notched his sixth straight multi-win day Monday, riding six winners, five in starter stakes, on the Presidents Day program at Gulfstream Park. The reigning Eclipse Award champion scored aboard Lucky Long ($3.60) in the $60,000 Mary Todd (Race 5), Wildwood Dancer ($4.80) in the $60,000 Rail Splitter (Race 6), Midtown […]

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On Verge Of Another Milestone, Velazquez Thinking About Next Big Horse

As John Velazquez pondered his riding career through the years, he kept two things in mind. He might retire soon after he turned 45; he would surely not ride past 47. Things change. As Velazquez nears his 47th birthday on Nov. 24, there is no hint that a Hall of Fame career that made him the runaway […]

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Eurico Rosa Da Silva Rides 2,000th Career Winner

Eurico Rosa Da Silva, Woodbine’s leading jockey for the past four seasons, reached the 2,000th career win mark in North America with his first mount on the Friday afternoon program. Da Silva earned the milestone victory in the second race aboard favorite Intanga Rose, who won the allowance optional claiming race for 2-year-old fillies over six […]

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Eddie Martin Jr. Rides 4,000th Career Winner

Jockey Eddie Martin Jr. scored the 4,000th win of his career on Wednesday night at Retama Park in San Antonio, Texas, guiding Spinning Pegasus to a front-running neck victory in a 5 1/2-furlong allowance race for owner-trainer Karl Broberg. The Fusaichi Pegasus gelding was the second choice in the betting behind odds-on favorite Hardworkcleanlivin. Martin […]

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Samy Camacho Bags Five Winners At Tampa Bay Downs

With his 30th birthday next month, jockey Samy Camacho has discovered new levels of ability and maturity that are enabling him to excel on a day-in, day-out basis. The Venezuela native rode five winners on Saturday’s  card at Tampa Bay Downs, giving him nine victories over the last three racing days. With 66 victories during the […]

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Jockey Angel Arroyo Notches 1,000th Career Victory

Jockey Angel Arroyo recorded his 1,000th career victory when 14-1 choice Pico Chick won the opener of Thursday’s card at Belmont Park. Arroyo piloted Pico Chick ($30.00) to a come-from-behind win, edging out Honor Way by a nose in the six-furlong sprint on the main track to reach the personal milestone. The 30-year-old started his […]

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